Dialed In (w/ Pinot Gris Juice) | Trillium Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Trillium Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
trilliumbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This iteration of Dialed In is a fresh, juicy Double IPA intensively dry hopped with Galaxy and El Dorado. Pouring a vibrant, hazy gold; aromas of white wine, tropical fruit, and citrus swirl around the nose. Upfront flavors of grassy hop, lime zest, and pineapple coincide with vinous notes from the mid-fermentation addition of Pinot Gris juice. Soft and creamy with moderate bitterness; Medium-Light bodied with a crisp, dry finish.

MALT: Pilsner, C-15, Flaked Wheat, Dextrine

HOPS: Galaxy, El Dorado, Columbus

Added by ThatsThatDude on 10-10-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#314
Reviews:
70
Ratings:
513
pDev:
6.12%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
24
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74
Trade:
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Reviews by Flounder57:
Photo of Flounder57
4.42/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16 oz can was poured into a Spiegelau glass.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a slightly hazy golden yellow color with some clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Tropical, pineapple, grassy, citrusy, herbal, spicy, earthy, minerally pilot grapes, toasted, wheaty, biscuity, bready, doughy, and caramel malts.

Taste: Pineapple flavor is a little more prevalent on the palate. Citrus, earthy, herbal, spicy, earthy notes followed by minerally pilot gris grapes and a complimentary malt bill. Light chewy notes, tingly bitterness, very tasty, and a somewhat dryness in the rear.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium bodied, light tingly bitterness, a little chewy, a little dry, and medium carbonation.

Overall: Another solid variation of dialed in. Looking forward to the next one and who knows how much better this recipe can get with each new variant.

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Photo of avas
4.71/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Canned 10/10/16. Consumed 10/12/16.

A: Pours a light gold to straw yellow color with a pretty hefty dose of haze. About a half-finger of white head comprised of small bubbles quickly dissipates to pretty much nothing.

S: A wonderful melange of fruit aromas, both familiar and foreign. Definitely pick up on pineapple, pear, sweet tangerine, and some mango. There's a big punch of white grape as well, but the Galaxy notes take center stage on the nose. That really interesting orange-vanilla creamsicle signature is definitely there as well. Some hints of lime juice and tart citrus from the El Dorado, but they're really in the background.

T: Tons of white grape and Galaxy hop flavors. Up front, the pinot gris juice dominates, offering a slightly tart yet absolutely delicious white grape note. This is quickly complemented by a pineapple/mango/vanilla combo that I get on some of the most well-executed Galaxy-hopped beers as well as a hint of grassiness. There's a sweet bready malt flavor mid-taste, which is followed by a subtle (though increasingly pungent as it warms) lime candy note from the El Dorado. On the finish, white grape, tart lime, and tangerine/vanilla creamsicle stick to the sides of the mouth, offering a pleasant and lingering aftertaste.

M: A wonderfully light and drinkable DIPA, one that could very well deceive its drinker into thinking it's a much smaller beer. It has a medium dryness on the finish, but isn't quite as dusty/earthy on the dryness as some Nelson beers. Light bitterness and medium-minus sweetness make for an extremely pleasant beer that doesn't come close to cloying or boozy (even as it warms), despite the ABV. It's well-carbonated and feels somewhat 'prickly' as it moves across the tongue. It could be improved with a slightly heavier mouthfeel, which would combine nicely with the Galaxy 'citrus creamsicle' flavor. As it stands, it has a medium-minus weight on the tongue; quite drinkable, but not that full/creamy mouthfeel that I get on other elite DIPAs.

O: My first foray into the Dialed In series was a resounding success! This is such a unique and enjoyable beer in a style that I am finding myself increasingly skeptical of. At 8.5%, this is a big beer that has a lot (in terms of alcohol, malt, sweetness, etc.) to hide! But with a huge white grape presence, a fantastic employment of the best of the Galaxy hop, a complementary addition of El Dorado, and a light/effervescent feel, this beer maintains the drinkability that I'm looking for while offering the flavor and aroma intensity that one would expect from a DIPA. The flavor profile is quite unique, but it works incredibly well. Vinous pinot gris juice, tropical fruits, candied citrus, and a sweet bready malt backbone make for a delicious sip that evolves as the beer warms. This is one of the best Trillium beers I've had and one of my favorite DIPAs overall!

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Photo of Fireman_RK
4.67/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L: Typical murky peach and apricot hues befitting a Trillium IPA with a frothy white head
S: Nectarines, white peaches, pineapple, and a bit of white wine
T: Floral and tropical fruits up front that is capped by a dry pinot finish
F: Medium, smooth, and subtle carb
O: Another great addition to the boundary-pushing Dialed In series. I thought this iteration integrated the wine and fruit notes well creating yet another memorable IPA.

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Photo of TheElectricOne
4.48/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16 oz can dated 10/10 into a can glass:

Appearance: pours thick and murky orange color, with a fluffy white head atop. Doesn't leave too much lacing, but some spots here and there. Body is completely opaque, with zero visibility, but no hop particles or yeast present.

Aroma: Loads of fruity character here, with soft peach, pineapple and some mild white grape aroma. Zero bitterness, no malt, all hops.

Taste: following the smell, it's all soft hop flavor, with zero bitterness, no malt really, and tons of fruit flavor. Maybe a touch of bite from the wine juice, which is an odd addition in theory, but one that tastes sublime. Extremely crushable, even at eight and a half percent.

Feel: could've been a touch thicker, but overall, the body supports the heavy hops in this brew.

Overall: loved it, one of Trillium's more unique beers and one that is a treat every time it comes out.

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Photo of braican
4.55/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a four-pack of cans at the Fort Point location. Picked up (and canned) on Monday 10/10, and drank on 10/13.

Pours a super cloudy yellow-orange. Almost fully opaque with very little head retention. First impression is one of juice. A little grape must right upon opening the can, but overall a wave of citrus and orange. Taste is super fresh, and unbelievably juicy. Absolutely no bitterness to speak of. Waves of citrus hit the palate; orange, tangerine, grapefruit. Gives way to a sweet malt profile, and finishes a little sweet as well. As soon as I finished a sip I wanted another one. You talk about drinkability; I feel like I could have downed this in seconds. No hint of the 8.5% alcohol. One of my favorites from Trillium.

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4.56/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.49/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ty_M
4.54/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jcorn
4.68/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tigg924
4.45/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

From a growler. Pours hazy, light gold in color with 1/4 inch head. Taste is mango and pear with a touch of grapefruit rind and white wine bitterness. Medium-light bodied, slightly bitter, more wine like than juicy but oh soooo smooth. A real treat. Glad I found this.

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4.56/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.19/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.35/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.34/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.37/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.05/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.04/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.9/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.48/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.48/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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Dialed In (w/ Pinot Gris Juice) from Trillium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.41 out of 5 with 513 ratings